The advent of virtual reality (VR) has lead filmmakers to explore new avenues in what can and can’t be done in creating immersive content. Most 360-degree experiences are shorts as studios, producers and actors get used to a camera that can see everything. Today Samsung has announced a new 360-degree series called Invisible, a limited time exclusive to the Samsung VR platform.
Created in collaboration with Jaunt and Condé Nast, Invisible is a supernatural drama series following a mysterious American family. The synopsis explains: “Invisible tells the story of an old New York family, the Ashlands, whose tentacles reach into the largest corporations and governments in the world. Although they control a large portion of the world’s economy they exist in relative ambiguity. They move without being seen and somehow without being known. That’s because select family members have the power to make themselves invisible. The cause of their invisibility remained a mystery, until now. Ground-breaking genetic research is about to break the code and expose their secret.”
The programme has been directed by Doug Liman and Simon Crane (top stunt coordinator and 2nd Unit Director: Star Wars Rogue One, Unbroken, Edge of Tomorrow, World War Z, Men in Black 3, Hancock), Julina Tatlock, Jerome Sable and Michael Litwak. Invisible stars Sofia Black-D’elia, Olivia Boreham-Wing, Michael Siberry, Austin Caudwell and Lewis Cancelmi.
The Samsung VR app – which can be downloaded from Google Play – is best used with the Gear VR head-mounted display (HMD) for the most immersive experience, but the app can equally be used without a headset. While Samsung VR users will get the content first, next week on 27th October the series will also be available via the Jaunt app.
Take a look at the trailer below, and for further details on Samsung VR and Gear VR, keep reading VRFocus.